Mole Day Demos
What is a mole? Celebrate Mole Day with the PASCO team as they perform live demonstrations and an exciting experiment that can be used to answer every chemistry student's classic question, "What is a mole?" Join educators, Barbara Pugliese and Roger Palmer, for student-friendly mole demos and an experiment that you can leverage in your own chemistry course to improve student understanding.
This week on PASCO Live, we're getting into the Fall spirit with demonstrations in leaf pigment chromatography and spectroscopy. In the first demonstration, we'll present a simple chromatography experiment that students can perform at home or in school using leaves, Isopropyl Alcohol and filter paper. Then, Dr. Keener will demonstrate a quick and easy way to investigate the concentration of Chlorophyll in olive oil. Lastly, we'll use the Wireless Spectrometer to investigate the absorption spectrum of various leaf pigments. Join us to celebrate Fall PASCO style - with science!
The pandemic has dramatically changed the way educators teach, grade and interact with their students. What once were reliable best practices and hands-on activities in the classroom, have become incompatible with hybrid and distance learning models. On this week's PASCO Live, Georgia educator, Shane K., will join Dr. JP Keener to discuss how his district pivoted in response to distance learning. A high school chemistry teacher and educator at the University of West Georgia, Shane thought he'd seen it all during his 28 years of teaching. Now, he's joining us from Fayette County, Georgia, to share his experiences with distance learning.
Searching for an easy way to introduce your students to coding? We've got you covered! This week on PASCO Live, the team will demonstrate how you can use SPARKvue to code with the onboard sensors in a smartphone. This simple activity is a hassle-free way for students to begin coding with absolutely no equipment other than their own smartphones, making it ideal for hybrid and remote learning models. Join us this week for a step-by-step demonstration, complete with instructions, sample code, and examples of onboard sensors that you can immediately begin utilizing in your course.
Studies have shown that exposure to computer science concepts can hav e a lasting impact on students' career opportunities, but bridging the gap between science investigations and computational thinking activities is an evolving challenge for many educators. On this week's PASCO Live, we'll demonstrate how a simple sound investigation can be expanded to include key concepts in computational thinking. Join us this Thursday to ask questions, get answers, and discover how you can reinforce science standards while preparing students for a digital future.
Testing water quality and water hardness is probably easier than you think! Whether it be in the classroom, home or field, water quality investigations enable students to practice real-life science in a way that's accessible, safe, and impactful. On PASCO Live, join former educators, Barbara Pugliese and Roger Palmer, as they perform water quality tests on solution samples using a drop counter and conductivity sensor. They'll compare gravimetric and conductometric analyses and explain how water hardness investigations can be adapted for AP Chemistry, Chemistry and Environmental Science courses.
When it comes to teaching physics, demos are a foolproof method for bringing about more "Aha!" moments. Whether they're struggling to conceptualize vectors, centripetal acceleration, or Newton's Laws, every student benefits from seeing physical concepts come to life. On this week's PASCO Live, former educator, Dan Burns will bring modern perspectives to traditional kinematics and dynamics concepts using the Smart Cart Demo Kit. With more than 15 demos in the manual, there's no telling what topics Dan will showcase!
Join us this week on PASCO Live for an investigation into the resonance of sound in an air column. The team will use an air column, an analog sound sensor, and our Universal Interfaces to investigate resonance within the air column in real-time. During this demonstration, they'll use Capstone's FFT displays to identify the nodes in the resonating air column and discuss how you can do the same with your students. Don't miss this opportunity to ask our experts questions as they investigate resonance within an air column!
Fostering a sense of curiosity in science can have a lasting impact on young learners' science literacy. Hands-on investigations, such as those provided with PASCO Lab Stations, allow students to explore the world around them using portable sensors and live data that mirror the tools used by scientists every day. On this week's PASCO Live, we are unboxing Lab Stations for Elementary and Middle School sciences. These dynamic stations can be used to perform engaging distance learning demonstrations, as well as hands-on group investigations within a traditional classroom setting. Join us this week for an introduction to PASCO's Elementary and Middle School Lab Stations!